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Full-Time School Nurse

The Full-time School Nurse position reports to the School Nurse. This position will serve the students, families, faculty, and staff of Episcopal High School in a role that bridges health care and education. The school nurse provides support for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of students through an evidence-based approach to health care. The individual will have the following specific responsibilities, but not limited to:

 

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a clean, well-organized clinic setting, and approaches the clinic as a safe and nurturing space for students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Reviews and maintains electronic student health records including receipt of records, interpretation of immunizations, health histories, physician physicals, emergency action plans, consent to treat and athletic consents, and medication permits.
  • Provides assessment, intervention, and referral for students who are experiencing acute illness, medical emergencies, or physical injury.
  • Provides accurate documentation in the student electronic health record after completion of student assessments and intervention.
  • Administers and documents all prescription medications and physician prescribed treatments, and ensures appropriate permits are in the electronic student health record.
  • Administers and documents all over-the-counter medications given according to parent permission and specified guidelines.
  • Assesses, responds and refers students who exhibit behavior that necessitates behavioral and/or psychiatric intervention.
  • Communicates with administrators, faculty, and staff to provide a safe and healthy school clinic setting. Works closely with grade level deans to ensure student health needs are met in all aspects of the school day.
  • Works cooperatively with athletic trainers to ensure that student medical needs are met after injuries are sustained.
  • Serves as a liaison between the student, home, and school, as needed.

Experience:

  • Professional Registered Nurse with 3+ years’ experience.
  • Experience in School environment preferred.
  • Current Licensure with Texas Board of Nurses.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school setting.
  • Demonstrates technology competency.
  • Ability to maintain all student and employee information with absolute confidentiality.
  • Proven ability to work independently, using best practices skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Attention to detail; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the job.

 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.
  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.

Interested candidates are asked to e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information of four references to Evelyn Cambria, Director of Finance and Operations at ecambria@ehshouston.org. The request to complete and submit via regular mail or email an employment application (https://www.ehshouston.org/about/employment) will be made later in the process.